Local Sports Journal

The Kent City baseball team posted 15 hits and 22 runs Saturday in a two-game sweep of Grant in non-league action.

The host Eagles dimed the Tigers 11-1  in six innings in the opener, with Kent City sophomore pitcher Luke O’Keefe allowing just one hit and striking out nine in his first varsity win. The game was decided early, with the Eagles totaling seven first-innings runs to cruise to the win.

KJ Herremans notched two hits, including a triple, and three RBI to lead Kent City, with teammate Jayson Ellicott contributing two hits and two RBI, and Luke Scheuneman had two doubles in the win.

Jake Krueger and Randy Thompson each added an RBI for Kent City.

The nightcap was a bit tougher for the Eagles, after trailing 3-1 after two innings. Five runs in the third and four more in the fourth put the Eagles ahead for good.

Randy Thompson pitched the win, allowing two hits and striking out four for Kent City.
Herremans finished with three RBI, and Thompson, Luke O’Keefe, Krueger, and Ben Cebelak each added hits in the victory. Krieger scored three runs for the Eagles.

Kent City now sits at 6-2 overall and 3-1 in OK Silver play.